For Immediate Release
March 3, 2017
Arts Commons Presents:
Biological science merges with printmaking and sculpture
CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents The Ocean Inside, an installation of printmaking and sculpture that explores nature, water, and our biosphere in The Ledge Gallery by Calgary-based artist Eveline Kolijn.
The Ocean Inside uses synthetic materials to express forms and patterns found in nature, and our society’s relationship with it. By creating and visualizing an iconographic, interconnected web of life, abstract concepts such as climate change or pollution are transformed into a singular, personal experience.
“I grew up in the Caribbean, frequently submersed in water, observing sea life,” says Kolijn. “I invite the viewer to move between my Ocean Veil and merge with the projected seascapes that are reflecting on, or passing through a web of plankton.”
We are Water. We Breathe the Ocean. I Print the Ocean.
The Ledge Gallery is the largest gallery space at Arts Commons, and exhibits new installations, performative, and sculptural works in three month intervals. The Ledge Gallery also provides an artist-in-residency program during the summer months.
Arts Commons Presents Visual and Media Arts
Title: The Ocean Inside by Eveline Kolijn
Location: The Ledge Gallery at Arts Commons
(+15 level overlooking Centre Court)
Date: March 6 to May 28, 2017
Reception: Artist reception at Happenings #8 on Mezzanine Level of Arts
Commons on April 24 from 6-9pm
Please see attached for artist biographies.
For media inquiries or more information contact:
Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager
Eveline Kolijn is a printmedia and multidisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Calgary. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2008 and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic medal. Since graduating, Eveline has developed her visual arts career through local and international exhibitions and residencies, public art projects, teaching and community development. Her art has been published in various scientific publications. She is a printmedia instructor for the School of Continuing Education at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada and a member of the Public Art Board of the City of Calgary.